For now it seems that the New York Giants will have wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the fold for the 2018 season, but that didn’t seem so likely just a week ago.
In fact, the Giants reportedly were actively shopping OBJ and apparently offered him up to an unidentified NFC team.
According to NFL.com’s Michael Silver, who cites a “high-ranking executive of an NFC team”, the Giants asked for two 1st round picks in return for the All-Pro wideout but were rejected.
SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reported that it was “highly unlikely” the Giants would move OBJ but also noted that the team is “near their breaking point with Beckham and these nuisance controversies”.
Regardless, Beckham is with the Giants now and should be as we enter the 2018 season, barring any other crazy incidents that can push him out the door quicker.
Giants Not Activating Jonathan Stewart
The New York Giants decided not to activate veteran running back Jonathan Stewart prior to the deadline to do so on Thursday.
Stewart, who landed on the IR due to a foot injury back in September, will now be unavailable for the rest of the season, per league rules regarding the injured reserve list.
While Stewart, 32, was brought in via a two-year deal, it is unlikely that the Giants bring him back in 2019.
Giants Placing Landon Collins on IR
The Giants are leaving the door open for Collins to return this season, but with the Giants struggling and Collins scheduled to hit free agency in March, it doesn’t seem to make much sense for Collins to rush his way back to the field in 2018.
Collins has collected 67 tackles, four passes defensed, and a forced fumble for the Giants this season.
Giants to Activate RJ McIntosh
The New York Giants have activated defensive end R.J. McIntosh from the non-football injury list and he will provide some much needed depth along the Giants defensive line, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
McIntosh first landed on the non-football injury list back in September when New York was hoping to be in contention for a NFC playoff spot, but with the team tanking and recently trading a number of players, McIntosh will likely get some playing time so he can show the team what he is capable of.
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